Yeah I'll probably pick up his memoirs too. I just bought [I]For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports[/I] which is a collection of a lot of his older work, so that's been added to a growing reading list for over Christmas.
Yeah, basically lol. Don't get me wrong, I love Philosophy, there's just so much crap to sort through. I'm not really interested in a lot of 'theory of what's real,' and epistemology for that reason. I've steered more towards practical philosophers, like Marx and Hegel.
Yup. Philosophy is really best suited for posing and recognizing problems, and offer insight into what the issue is, but rarely is an answer found in Philosophy suitable to life. Not in terms of right and wrong even, just in terms of practical application. So yeah, Philosophy should find problems, somewhere else should answer them.
In general that is, some questions are best answered by philosophers but not most of the questions they work on.